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August 26, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton provides meta-commentary on the letter itself and other letters she is writing, social calls, and changes at the church. She requests that her father pay them a visit. The letter concludes with a small handwritten note when she ran…

February 4, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes the improvement of her feet, but the development of a swelling in her hand that is making her handwriting poor. She discusses the weather and an auction at a fancy goods store, from which her brother purchased a fine…

July 12, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton provides an account of the heat, a humorous description of the many types of errands she has been asked to run, the repair of her watch, and an update on Halley's health.

July 22, 1891

Mary Leslie Newton begins the letter in German and signs her name at the end as "Marylesliedorothyrosamondxenianewton." She describes issues with the typewriter, a series of social calls, and her sister Halley's vision problems. A handwritten…

June 13, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her surprise on hearing her family react to good news in a letter from her father, which is evidently that the family was to move to Ooltewah and that a teaching position had been secured for her there.

March 28, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes her continued dental issues, a series of social calls, a recent job application, and the placement of furniture throughout the new house.

May 2, 1892

Mary Leslie Newton describes a job application she put together with the help of her brother Don, for a teaching post; the copy of the letter she mentions is included. She also describes a variety of flowers, the weather, and Halley's health.

October 14, Undated

This undated letter is likely from 1891 or later, 1891 being the year the Newton family got a typewriter. Mary Leslie Newton describes hunting for nuts with her siblings, includes a humorous introduction regarding the drawing at the top of the first…